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Fashion Designing Hope
A collection of items imagined with Fashion Designers
Designs created by famous Fashion Designers to support women affected by HIV and sold to the benefit of Designing Hope.This section presents an overview of the creation imagined by fashion designers and hand-made by women supported by Desiging Hope. Since 2003, nearly one hundred have contributed to this project to design original objects helping women supported by Designing Hope in southern Africa. These income-generating activities, set up in South Africa and Swaziland in support groups for people with HIV started with a decorating lightbulb project, and expanded over the years to several activities such as beaded jewelry, wire and beadwork, mosaics, sewing, weaving and embroidery.
Written : 2012-02-28 - Last modified 2012-03-12
Aubade lingerie pouch sewn and embroidered in Swaziland
Following a previous collaboration at the "International Lingerie Fair" in 2010, Aubade has decided once again to support Designing Hope and drew a Lingerie pouch sewn and hand embroidered by women of association in Swaziland.
Written : 2011-10-18 - Last modified 2011-10-20
Lanvin soft figurines embroidered in Swaziland
Lanvin renews its support to Desining Hope and proposes four limited edition soft figurines, hand-made by women living with HIV-Aids in Swaziland, to mark the launch of its girls wear collection. These soft figurines, will be on sale as of November in all LANVIN boutiques and retail outlets that carry the Lanvin Petite line.
Written : 2011-09-07 - Last modified 2012-11-20
Financial and psychological support
Income Generating Activities (IGA)
Designing Hope has established different Income Generating Activities in South Africa and Swaziland, including decorated light bulbs, beaded jewellery, wire and bead work, mosaics, sewing and and embroidery. These IGA's are set up within support groups of people living with HIV-AIDS and suffering from exclusion.
Written : 2007-08-15 - Last modified 2011-10-12
La Mode Dessine l'Espoir
Lightbulbs conception
Since 2003, 60 big names in fashion have come together against HIV/AIDS in Africa by designing Ithemba lightbulbs. The lightbulbs are then hand-made by South African women living with AIDS: coloured and decorated with silicon, thin wire and beads to become real sculptures. Lightbulbs are available on the following website:
Written : 2007-07-31 - Last modified 2012-11-19
La Mode Dessine l'Espoir
Mobilization of fashion designers
"La Mode Dessine l'Espoir" started 2003. More than 60 well-known fashion designers have supported the project by drawing a personalized light bulb. These light bulbs have been hand decorated by women living in the townships surrounding Cape Town.
Written : 0000-00-00 - Last modified 2012-11-20
Income Generating Activities
Mosaics Workshop for men
Many men of Piggs Peak have shown their interest in being involved in an Income Generating Ativity, just as the women doing the embroideries. This is why Designing Hope has started this mosaics workshop.
Written : 2010-09-22 - Last modified 2011-09-25
A square of Hope
Since 2003, 60 top fashion designers have come together against HIV/AIDS in Africa by designing Ihtemba lightbulbs, hand decorated by South-African women living with HIV&AIDS. In 2007, the fashion designer's support Dessine l'Espoir yet again, in a new project called "A Square of Hope".
Written : 2007-07-31 - Last modified 2013-01-08